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USA – Cause Of Death For DuPont Workers Killed In Chemical Leak Released

dupontAccording to a preliminary coroner’s report, the four workers killed in a chemical leak at the DuPont plant near La Porte died from accidental asphyxiation.

The industrial accident happened Saturday, killing brothers Gilbert Tisnado and Bobby Tisnado, Crystle Wise and Wade Baker. The full report has not yet been released.

The wife of Gilbert Tisnado filed a wrongful death lawsuit Tuesday claiming DuPont failed to maintain its equipment and knew there were problems. She also filed a temporary restraining order against the company, a day after Wise’s daughter did.

A 911 call made public after the deaths appears to show that the plant supervisor wasn’t clear about the nature of the emergency, and investigators said there are many questions to be answered. 

Gibby Tisnado, 49, was a husband, father and grandfather.

Bobby Tisnado was the youngest of four children. He was 38 years old and married with three kids.

A public service will be held at the Grand View Funeral Home on Spencer Highway in Pasadena at 2:30 p.m. Friday for both Robert and Gilbert Tisnado.

Wise, 48, was a mother and grandmother. She had only been at the plant eight months after transferring from a facility in Orange, Texas. Friends said Wise moved to be closer to her daughter and grandson, who live in Houston.

No details of her funeral service have been released.

Friends of Wade Baker told Local 2 he was a good family man, very active in his church La Porte. He worked at DuPont for the last 40 years. A public service for Baker will be held at the Grand View Funeral Home on Spencer Highway in Pasadena at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

A fifth person was exposed to the chemical and taken to the hospital for treatment. He has since been released, but his identity has not been revealed.

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